Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to hold Gov. Bruce Rauner to his promise to increase education funding, now that the Republican venture capitalist has been sworn in as governor.
A group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.
State lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.
Students, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called “school choice” at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Summer school in Gary, Ind., isn’t what it used to be, and a budget deficit is to blame.
There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.
The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.
A new report shows Illinois now with fewer, and poorer, schoolchildren.
An Illinois law requiring a daily moment of silence in public schools may be set to make a comeback after being blocked for two years.
School districts across the state are breathing a little easier today after the tax increase passed the state legislature overnight.